Anna Downs was born in Camarillo, California but lived in Japan, England, and Singapore for nine years. Double majoring in Asian Studies and Chinese, Anna believes the best preparatory experience for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) was the four months she spent studying abroad in Nanjing, China. While in China studying under the CLS, Anna is looking forward to connecting with local students through soccer. An avid world traveler, Anna wants to work in Taiwan as either an intern or volunteer after graduating from BYU. She is also seriously considering enrolling in graduate school abroad to continue her studies of East Asia and/or to study Korean or Japanese. Anna eventually hopes to work for the State Department or other international government agency.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) - 2013